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newtown on a community in mourning. >> woodruff: and as parents around the country nervously dropped their children off at school today, jeffrey brown talks to a psychiatrist and a school psychologist about what to say and not to say in times of crisis. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: a holiday season that should have been alive with the joy of children is now, instead, a season of mourning their loss in newtown, connecticut. the first of the funerals took place today for the victims of the massacre at an elementary school. r
as the family's grief. abc news, newtown, conn.. >> the service that president obama spoke at was called an interface -- interfaith service. there are some from christian, .uslim community he tell me how poor any thought this has been. >> i was very nervous. it took me a long time for its eclectic my head what was going on. i read the speech over and over. i was very nervous. >> you first heard the news on friday. he went to stay at a friend's house. what did you feel when you look up on saturday? >> it felt like i will come up and down is helping it was a bad dream. that i would wake up and it was not going to be there. like it did happen. we turned on the television and of course it was everywhere. then the real reality step in -- stepped in. the first day is the initial shock. it then there is the sobering reality that there were 26 lives lost, 27 actually, in this tragedy. that was one of the hardest for me. you did not have that the motion of the previous day. it was very sobering. you just did not want to believe that it was real. you did not want to believe something like that can
in america and elsewhere around the globe. four days after the mass shootings in newtown, conn., the funerals continue for the 22 becomes lost their lives. and while the town mourns, the white house issued its strongest indication yet it will be pushing for tighter gun controls, including reinstating the assault weapons ban. from newtown, we begin our coverage. >> she loved or go wales and horses. a beautiful girl, her parents said. 6-year-old jessica was buried. another victim in america. that terrible friday as parents waited to hear what happened in the school, their pastor was with them. >> one parent, one mother in desperation cried out "are there any survivors?" there was violence. there were officials looking at one another and then they said, no, there are no survivors. i do not know that i will ever forget the noise as people wept, wales, eelam -- wailed, yelled. it was horrible noise. suddenly, reality hit. there are no survivors. >> this horror has changed the mood in america, for now at least. there of been those who have demonstrated against guns, but not a manufacturer of the we
and friends in newtown are searching for a way to turn the horror of friday's killings into something positive for their community. hari sreenivasan has our conversation. >> ifill: kira kay reports on an election to watch in india, where the leading candidate for chief minister of one state, narendra modi, is both loved and loathed. >> for all of modi's popularity, he is also one of the most polarizing figures in india today, despised by many for a period of vicious communal violence that happened on his watch. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown remembers the life of war hero and medal of honor winner daniel inouye, the senator from hawaii who was third in line to the presidency. >> ifill: and we close with the story of a message of hope and healing from the late fred rogers, in a 34-year-old photo that's gone viral. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance t
. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour: another day of mourning in newtown. we'll hear from wayne lapierre of the nra and mark glaze of mayors against illegal guns; education secretary arne duncan; and high school students from around the country. also, the state of the fiscal cliff after a split among republicans; plus shields and gerson. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the streets of egypt's second largest city were filled with clashing islamists and their opponents today. the groups confronted each other in alexandria. it was the eve of a final-round vote on a draft constitution that's backed by islamists and president mohammed morsi. supporters of morsi and protesters threw rocks at each other, and riot police intervened with tear gas. officials said at least 40 people were injured. it was unclear who started the fight. north korea has detained an american citizen, and says he confessed to unspecified crimes. he was identified today as kenneth bae, a korean-american tour operator from washington state. north korean state media said he ente
this too many times. whether it's a elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon, or a temp el in wisconsin, or a movie these never aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is have our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut without can to the do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come that community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endu
in newtown, connecticut. while in washington, president obama walked into the white house briefing room named for james brady-- the press secretary critically wounded in the shooting of president reagan in 1981-- to talk about gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> ifill: instead, in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, mr. obama said, "this time, the words need to lead to action" on gun violence. >> the vast majority of responsible law abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible law breaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet that they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas. there is a big chunk of space between what the 2nd amendment means and having no rules at all. >> reporter: to that end, the president announced vice president biden and an administration team will craft recommendations on everything from gun laws to mental health, to be sent to congress by january. >> this is not some washingt
are betting. the canal's neighbor to the north, newtown creek, can offer up its own beautiful vistas, but both waterways are also surrounded by heavy industry as they've been for more than a hundred years. so they're among the most polluted in the country. so bad that the environmental protection agency has designated both as super fund clean-up sites. >> there are persistent con tam napts there like p.c.b.s, like heavy metals, that have been there probably for a good part of the last century. >> reporter: thomas burke teaches about the environment and public health at johns hopkins university. >> there are also combustion by-product -- that sounds like a fancy term -- but that's from the old plants there, coal tar plants and plants like that so there's heavy petroleum molecules too. >> reporter: some of those chemicals in the water have been shown to cause cancer in animals. others can damage the central nervous system. both the creek and the canal overtop their banks when sandy's storm surge reached them. the water lapped on to sidewalks and poured into buildings nearby. here in the green po
in a school full of little children. and the small community of newtown, conn., at least 26 teachers and children are killed. the shooter is also dead. this is the 12 the mass shooting this year and america and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities, there w
the dead in newtown, connecticut, and all week, the argument over the kind of guns available in america and the kind of people that can get all of them. it has gone back and forth. while the fire he said raged, the gunman killed himself. he had already spent 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother. as a convicted criminal, he was not allowed to possess firearms. a cold christmas awaits the families of two firefighters. bbc news, washington. >> in afghanistan, at least seven security officials including an american adviser have been killed by local police officers. in the first shooting, a policewoman opened fire inside the police headquarters, killing the americans. it is the first time a female member of the afghan services has turned on a member of the nato force. a report. >> the 33-year-old was a sergeant with the afghan national police, and earlier this morning, the woman shot and killed a civilian adviser. according to officials, she had planned to kill senior afghan officials but could not find any so shot the advisor instead. at the police headquarters, it is one of the m
of newtown, connecticut endured a fourth day of funerals for the mass shooting victims at sandy hook elementary school. police escorted processions of mourners as five more children and a teacher were laid to rest. services are also scheduled tomorrow and into the weekend. meanwhile in washington, vice president joe biden met with cabinet and law enforcement officials to discuss ways of reducing gun violence. later, attorney general eric holder headed to newtown to meet with those investigating the shootings. the first major winter storm of the season moved across the midwest today and began taking a toll on holiday travelers. blizzard warnings stretched from kansas to wisconsin as the weather system pushed eastward. it has already dumped a foot of snow in some areas, driven by powerful winds. in turn, some of the nation's busiest airports are reporting hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. the countdown to the end of the world was on today, at least in some places. it's based on a reading of the mayan calendar that says a final cataclysm will strike, tomorrow. we have a repor
been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. gwen: but what if anything can or will government do about it? the newtown shootings provide more fodder for a debate that interestingly enough we didn't even have in the 2012 presidential election. any sign so far anything will be different, reid? >> i think there were. i think the signs were those two words president obama used, meaningful action. we haven't heard him talk about actually doing something about gun violence, about gun control in his first four years. instead we heard a lot of discussion about the second amendment and respect for the sort of existing laws on the book, enforcing the existing laws on the book. the only time we ever heard about gun control during the pre
american petroleum institute. >>> issue one. newtown nightmare. at least 27 people, including 18 children were killed on friday at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. at least one shooter opened fire. sandy hook elementary school teaches ch >>> question. the federal assault weapons ban was a federal law in 1994. that law prohibited the manufacturing of semiautomatic firearms, so-called assault weapons, for civilian use. the ban was passed by congress on september 13th, 1994, and signed into law by president bill clinton. the 10-year law expired on september 13th, 2004. there have been multiple attempts to renew the weapons law ban but no bill has been legislated. will president obama revive the federal federal assault weapons ban? pat buchanan. >> john, the president had both houses of congress with him in 2009 for two years, and he didn't do it then. i doubt if he will try it now, but he may do it. but take a look at what happened up here. this individual came in and murdered his mother, who was a teacher, i believe of the kindergarten kids and may have murdered his fa
to life after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut, ten days ago. on friday, the head of the national rifle association, wayne la pi oerriere called for armed guards in every school. that stance was met with awave of headlines and editorials that lampooned la pierre condemned the nra refusal to give any ground on gun control. but sunday on nbc's "meet the press" he was unrepentant. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i tell what you the american people, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> brown: on the same program, new york democrat senator chuck schumer called la pierre tone deaf. >> he blamed everything but guns, movies, the media, president obama, gun-free cool zones, you name it, the video games, he blames them. now, trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung canger is without talking about cigarettes. >> brown:
shootings. it's not known if the gunman in newtown, connecticut suffered from mental illness. but the man who shot four firefighters in webster new york this week-- killing two of them who were remembered at a procession yesterday-- left a disturbing note in which he pledged to burn down the neighborhood and quote "do what i like doing best, killing people." politicians and commentators have used these and prior attacks to call for improved mental health screening and treatment. but one such program in california has proven hard to implement, as newshour correspondent spencer michels reports. >> i wanted the world to know what a wonderful, incredible person she was. >> reporter: for more than a decade, nick and amanda wilcox have been advocating timely treatment and early intervention for the severely mentally ill in the hopes they won't become violent. twelve years ago, their 19-year old-daughter laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered by while she was working over christmas break at a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30 a client at the clinic cam
neil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the funerals began today in newtown, connecticut, with the burials of two six-year old boys murdered on friday. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. most of tonight's newshour will focus on the shootings and their aftermath. ray suarez has the latest on the investigation and the reaction in connecticut and beyond. >> ifill: we talk with california senator dianne feinstein, who hopes to revive a law banning assault weapons.
around the globe. one week after the horrifying shootings in newtown, connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, the nation's top today to remember the victims, but it was also the day the country's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who b
. >> woodruff: then, we turn back to the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, as more victims are laid to rest one week after the shootings. >> brown: speaking out for the first time since the massacre, the nra's wayne lapierre rejects
school in newtown, connecticut.
in this country, memories of violence and loss were still fresh in newtown, connecticut. as townspeople filled trinity episcopal church on christmas eve. the pastor focused on the youngest worshippers ten days after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at an elementary school. >> i just want to ask how you are. are you good? >> yeah. are you okay? are you doing okay? >> ifill: today visitors stopped by a snow-covered memorial to those lost at sandy hook. >> as a parent, i just wanted o come to respect the kids and the adulls. it touched everybody's heart. i just couldn't move forward without coming this morning early, you know, and just saying a prayer. >> we just wanted to come down and show support for the families obviously they will never be the same again. whose holidays will never be. >> ifill: in parts of the country's mid section, the holiday was marked by bad weather. snow was moving from the ozarks through the ohio valley, causing blizzard warnings in indiana and kentucky. sleet, freezing rain caused a 21-car pile-up in oklahoma. and left cars spinning on icy roads all the way
thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. now, to help those of you who would like to talk about the incident with your children, we provided a link to some useful resources on our website. we hope it can be of some help today in the wake of this devastating tragedy. we move now to tonight's discussion. and joining me on the panel are aarti kohli, senior fellow at uc berkeley's warren institute on war and social policy. paul rogers, environmental writer with the "san jose mercury news." stephen sock, investigative reporter with nbc bay area. and from los angeles, david lazarus, columnist with "the l.a. times." aurti, let's start with you. uc berkeley announced a new scholarship program for undocumented students. why did the university feel it was necessary to support these students? >> well, yes it's very excites news. $1 million from the foundation. and the university really feels strong obligation to these students because they're one of the most vulnerable set of students that we have. the average family income for these stude
. good evening. i'm gwen ifill on the newshour tonight. from remembrances of young lives lost in newtown, connecticut, to church services in bethlehem, we wrap up the news of this holiday. then, part two of our
. >> reporter: though no one knows the diagnosis of the perpetrator of the shootings in newtown, the killings have raised once again the issue of forcing the mentallyl
program it recently completed. smith and wesson's shares have fallen nearly 10% since the newtown connecticut shootings. investors bought up gold today, as a safe place to park money while washington lawmakers spar over the fiscal cliff. the precious metal settled $3 higher at $1,663 an ounce. gold prices are on pace for an annual rise of about 6%, the smallest annual gain since 2008. and, supply concerns pushed palladium prices to a nine-month high. investors are worried that tight supplies from the world's top two producers and steady demand from the auto sector could mean higher prices in 2013. it settled at $708 an ounce: over the past year the metal has rising about 7.5%. and finally, for the second day in row the ishares emerging market e.t.f. ended higher. and that's tonight's "market focus." >> susie: once upon a time, holiday shopping meant countless trips to the mall. but this year, more and more people purchased their gifts using smartphones and tablets. erika miller takes a closer at how mobile technology is transforming retail. >> reporter: holiday shopping used to me
in the post-newtown period we're in now. that grisly and horrible massacre. the mood of the country has changed and he stepped up in a way that we really haven't seen and so i wanted the picture to be both familiar and unfamiliar both timeless and timely it's somber. it's meditative. it's deliberate. i think it's a really iconic picture. >> rose: you also have a profile in there of him and talking about this election which he says is more important than perhaps 2008 because he did not want 2008 to look like an anomaly. >> yes, and the people by michael sherer, our white house correspondent, is a terrific story. that's the best way to look at it. because 2008 people thought maybe it is an anomaly. maybe it is as, barack obama said, lightning in a bottle. this attractive african american candidate, we've never had an african american president before. what i think he means by saying this was more satisfying is this that this ratify it is changes that gave an inkling of. there's something going on now. there's a political and cultural realignment going on. there's been a lot of talk of the
, from the grief that's visited tucson, aurora, and oak creek and newtown, and communities from columbine to blacksberg before that, then surely we have an obligation to try. >> rose: joining me now is michael bloomberg. he's the mayor of new york city and he's also the co-chair of mayors against illegal guns. he's long been an outspoken advocate of gun control. he is now call on the nation's lawmakers to make reducing gun violence their top priority. here's what he said earlier today at a city hall press conference. >> if the massacre in tucson wasn't enough to make our national leaders act, and if the more recent bloodshed in aurora, colorado, and oak creaks wisconsin, and portland oregon and other cities and towns wasn't enough, perhaps the slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. millions of americans hope that is true. but it's not enough for us to hope. we have to speak up. we have made our voices heard and hold washington accountable for facing up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. if this moment passes in to memory without ac
. then it will happen again some day. we'll scratch our heads and ask ourselves, was the last time newtown or columbine? was it aurora or that college in virginia? once again, we will mourn, move on, and too soon forget. there is an old saying that in remembrance is the secret of redemption. but america forgets quickly and gives no lasting indication it seems redemption from its fetish with guns, its romance with the free market of violence, with the sport of it all. the show must go on. it's our right. at any price. what were their names again? oh, yes. charlotte, daniel, olivia, daniel, allison, dawn. poor things. such a tragedy. praise the lord and pass the ammunition. so we make our peace with violence and make ourselves over in its image. a state senator in missouri, a lifetime member of the national rifle association, is pushing a bill to require that all first graders be enrolled in the nra's gun safety course. 6 and 7 years old. pledge allegiance to the flag, lock and load our new head start. a state senator in tennessee's republican legislature says he will introduce a bill that would allow th
in newtown, well, it just took it to another whole level. you've seen reflected already in some early polling data. this is something that really seems to be where the ice is breaking. that there is a much more open, a greater willingness on the part of folks including some conservatives in the media and on cap follow-- capitol hill to ent-- to entertain what we call common sense gun restrictions. and it's the pictures. we have all attended vicariously funeral after funeral after funeral. that has to have an impact. >> woodruff: and imagining what those parents and family members are going through through. >> absolutely. >> woodruff: finally what about internationally, we spent a lot of time this year talking about syria, the middle east, some about china. what do you see on the global landscape? >> china i think is very important thing to mentionment because in the last two years china has become the second largest economy in the world, not the third. and one thing interesting, we sent three astronauts into outer space, docked with another module that is what a country does when it really wa
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